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Dance: Is Hiplet a win or a loss?

      It started back in the spring. That’s when Hiplet, the hybrid of hip hop and ballet popularized by Chicago’s Homer Bryant, leapt onto the national scene thanks … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance: NYCB soloist Craig Hall takes final bow at Lincoln Center

New York City Ballet soloist Craig Hall is set to retire from the company at the end of the summer. He’ll become a ballet master with the company in the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance:Inaugural special black ballerina search

While there’s still no word on what positions were offered in the inaugural black ballerina search sponsored by the International Association of Blacks in Dance, it does appear that the … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dance: Misty Copeland’s Essence Cover – Fierce But Flawed

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the cover of the September issue of Essence Magazine features ballerina Misty Copeland in full-on, fabulous glam mode. It’s the kind of pop celebrity … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dance: Michaela DePrince Featured in August Glamour Magazine

Michaela DePrince is in the news again, this time thanks to a feature in the August issue of Glamour Magazine. DePrince, as you may recall, is the Sierra Leone-born ballerina … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Albert Evans, Former NYCB Principal, Dead at 46

Albert Evans, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet – and one of only two African Americans to rise to the top ranks at that company, died on … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland to appear on “60 Minutes” May 10

Ballerina Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre is to be featured in a segment on this Sunday’s (May 10) “60 Minutes” which airs on CBS at 7 p.m. EST.

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack Make History With “Swan Lake”

We know, we know. It’s been a while since we’ve posted. But if ever there was a reason to get back to the blog, it would be last week’s landmark … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Complexions Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

  It’s not easy to sustain a dance company for 20 years but Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the dynamic contemporary ballet company headed by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson has accomplished … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: The Black Ballerina – Can’t We Be Soft, Too?

The new issue of Pointe Magazine has just come out featuring three black ballerinas- Ashley Murphy of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ebony Williams of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Misty … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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